Managing Partner

Dennis graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in June of 1973 with Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Upon graduation, he was awarded much praise for receiving the Elijah Watt Sells award and the Forbes Gold Medal for the highest score on the May 1973 Uniform CPA Examination. He continues his education through the California, Hawaii, Washington and New York Societies of Certified Public Accountants which represent the states in which Dennis holds a CPA license.

Dennis began his career employed by a major international CPA firm from 1973 – 1979. He then formed Duban Accountancy in 1979 to offer tax and accounting expertise to individuals and businesses. He expanded the firm to its current location in 1984 upon acquiring the office building that is now home to the firm and affiliated businesses. The building is now known as the Dennis L. Duban Building.  

Dennis' specialties include tax compliance and planning for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts. His specific areas of tax expertise include real estate, the entertainment industry, construction and development, professional corporations, retirement and estate planning. He believes that each client’s financial goals are achieved by careful, insightful and individual attention to their needs and by creating an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. He attributes his many successes to his great joy for his firm, its staff and his true love of supporting people in realizing their dreams.

Dennis’ investment philosophy includes an understanding that total diversification and asset allocation are key. Real Estate investing complimented by a broad exposure to financial markets can provide such diversification. 

Dennis’s life is enriched by his partner Kevin Montgomery and their daughter Chelsea A. Montgomery-Duban. In 2007 Chelsea was the recipient of the “Arrow Award” at middle school graduation which is given by the teachers to the student who most exemplifies the principals of Archer, that is, honesty, respect and responsibility. Dennis serves on the boards of several charitable institutions and Kevin is currently the president of the Parent Association at the Archer School for Girls. The family recently helped to create Montgomery-Duban Headlands Park in Anacortes, Washington.

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